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FOOD
September 28, 1988 | By Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: We're planning on repainting several rooms in our home. The problem is that I can't stand the odor of fresh paint. Is there some way to reduce this problem? - Helen Dear Helen: Here are two tips for reducing paint odors: Add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to each gallon of paint. Stir it in well. The vanilla aroma will kill some of the paint odor. It's surprisingly effective! After painting, put a cup of ammonia in the center of the room and leave it for a day. The ammonia helps reduce the odor of the freshly painted room.
NEWS
August 27, 1999 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
A few days ago, a newspaper in San Diego pulled ads for "Better Than Chocolate" because they featured the word "lesbian. " Apparently, the paper is showing a belated concern for the sensitivity of readers, who presumably had already digested the ads for "American Pie," which use a variety of puns to herald its story of a male teen, a chronic masturbator who finds an outlet for his sex drive by harpooning a warm dessert. As heterosexual comedies (if having sex with a pie can be said to be heterosexual)
FOOD
August 14, 1994 | By Steven Raichlen, FOR THE INQUIRER
Most people use vanilla as a flavoring for pastries and ice cream. Not Patrick Gateau. The innovative young chef of the Carl Gustaf Hotel in St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, roasts lobster with vanilla beans, steeps the fragrant pod in cocktails, and scrapes tiny black vanilla seeds into a dulcet sauce for salmon. To a generation of North Americans brought up on vanilla wafers and vanilla custard, the use of this tropical flavoring in savory dishes may seem revolutionary, if not downright outlandish.
FOOD
August 15, 1990 | By Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: What can you add to paint to make it smell less objectionable when painting the inside of your house? - Mrs. F.V. Ordinary vanilla extract can help reduce paint odors. Just add a tablespoon or two of vanilla to each gallon of paint. Stir it in thoroughly and paint away. You'll find the vanilla-scented paint is much more pleasant to work with, and the room smells better when it's done, too. Dear Polly: To keep from losing puzzle pieces after opening the box, I put the pieces in a zip-style bag. There is no way of losing the pieces if the box should accidentally open.
FOOD
April 6, 1994 | by Anne B. Adams and Nancy Nash-Cummings Special to the Daily News
Dear Anne and Nan: I have a freezer that has a fishy smell. It's really bad! I've tried everything I can think of and nothing helps. Can you help me? I am desperate! - Rosalie Kisner, Salem, Ohio Dear Rosalie: After emptying your freezer, wipe down the walls with vanilla. Be sure that you wipe the door seals and around the fan area at the back of the freezer as well. Rinse with plain water. When you replace the food, put one or two saucers of instant coffee crystals in the freezer compartment.
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
VANILLA. It is one of the favorite words used by new 76ers coach Brett Brown so far in this young season. It's not his favorite type of ice cream, but rather the description of his simple offensive and defensive schemes. With such a young team and so many players unfamiliar with each other, Brown has no other choice than to scale things down to get the best results. "We have a very vanilla package, as I've explained," Brown said. "We're not going to get into the chocolates or other flavors now. We're going to stay vanilla and make vanilla great.
NEWS
November 29, 1994
If your employer pumps a brisk pine scent through the air ducts into your cubicle, should you consider that a helpful hint of the great outdoors or a worrisome whiff of 1984? Aromatherapy is a new rite of the corporate cult of productivity. Once the staff has its ergonomic work stations and soothing color scheme, why not put a little invigorating peppermint in the air supply? One employer interviewed in Sunday's Inquirer even chirped proudly about being able to shift fragrances to control the moods of children in the corporate day-care center.
FOOD
January 2, 1994 | By Rose Levy Beranbaum, FOR THE INQUIRER
I recently attended the opening of the Conrad Hilton library at the Culinary Institute of America in New Hyde Park, N.Y., and it was an awesome experience. The facilities are so grand and the collections of such depth and breadth that it made me want to start my own culinary education from the beginning. Viewing menu collections from centuries past, stacks of videos on every possible cooking technique, and books, many devoted to a sole ingredient, made me feel like a fly in the Grand Canyon.
NEWS
July 25, 2004 | By Miriam Hill INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Surely it was something in the heavens that brought Max and Mina together in the midst of the Great Depression. But lox and ice cream? Now that required a human matchmaker. It came in the form of Max and Mina's grandsons, Bruce and Mark Becker, two guys from Lawrence, on Long Island, with a taste for - well, this year's hot pick is babka ice cream. Other flavors of the Beckers include lox, garlic, sweet corn, gefilte fish and ketchup, along with chocolate, vanilla, and other more conventional choices at Max & Mina's ice cream parlor in Queens.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2009
MIXING BEER and ice cream seems like a totally gross idea that should offend everyone. It is a disservice to two perfectly fine indulgences, akin to mixing baseball and sex. There is no reason to believe they might be consenting partners. Indeed, no less an authority than the Weekly World News reported on April 11, 1989, that beer floats were among "the world's weirdest snacks," on a "bizarre" list that included liverwurst-and-grape-jelly sandwiches. The tabloid's culinary warnings notwithstanding, I'm obliged to report that pouring beer into ice cream does not disturb the natural order.
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February 20, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vanilla served to convicts? Sometime pop star Vanilla Ice ( Robert Van Winkle ) has been arrested on a charge of home burglary for allegedly nicking a bunch of furniture and household items from a house in Lantana, Fla. Authorities tell Variety the house is adjacent to a property Mr. Ice and his crew recently renovated for his DIY Network TV show, The Vanilla Ice Project , in which the dude refurbishes and flips houses. (He cased the joint while working next door?
NEWS
September 16, 2014
C OLEMAN and Ilene Poses, of West Mount Airy, founded Chilly Philly Ice Cream in 1998. Coleman, 66, retired last month from research and information management in the city's Department of Behavioral Health. Ilene, 63, is a retired special-education teacher in the Philadelphia School District. I spoke with Coleman. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Chilly Philly? A: We came back from a vacation in 1995 and learned that Breyers had decided to leave the city. That upset me because I grew up close to their plant [in West Philadelphia]
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
VANILLA. It is one of the favorite words used by new 76ers coach Brett Brown so far in this young season. It's not his favorite type of ice cream, but rather the description of his simple offensive and defensive schemes. With such a young team and so many players unfamiliar with each other, Brown has no other choice than to scale things down to get the best results. "We have a very vanilla package, as I've explained," Brown said. "We're not going to get into the chocolates or other flavors now. We're going to stay vanilla and make vanilla great.
FOOD
August 9, 2013 | By Joy Manning, For The Inquirer
No beach house this year? No swim club? No cabin in the mountains? At least there's still one cooling summer pleasure more democratic than those options: milk shakes. Pretty much everyone loves them, and in this town, great versions are everywhere. Most cost only about $5. Even a scorcher of a day feels better when you're sipping a tall, frosty cup of whipped ice cream. Some versions are so thick they require a spoon; others are perfect for drinking. The most decadent versions call for mix-ins like cake, candy, or even booze.
NEWS
July 19, 2013
The deal: Third-generation owner Christine Konowal has come a long way since her grandparents started the Roxborough ice-cream stand in 1955 offering only homemade vanilla and chocolate soft-serve. Homemade creamy goodness remains the family trademark in 21 hard ice-cream flavors plus shakes, cakes, sundaes and water ice. Konowal's sons, Shane and Sean, are the creamery's fourth generation. Details: 5461 Ridge Ave., open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, mid-March through mid-November, 215-487-1920, custardcakescreamery.com . Decor: A "Happy Days" retro exterior with outside seating on benches, chairs and the parking lot wall.
SPORTS
September 8, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL culture already prompts coaches to conceal game plans and schemes like ATM pass codes, and the Eagles and Cleveland Browns encountered a scheduling anomaly this summer that added even more paranoia to the preparation for Sunday's opener. The teams played a preseason game Aug. 24 at Cleveland. That created a situation in which coaching staffs from the same tree - Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, offensive coordinator Brad Childress, and defensive coordinator Dick Jauron are former Eagles assistants - spent an entire preseason game operating with the most basic offensive and defensive schemes possible.
SPORTS
August 13, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Juan Castillo spent nearly three weeks trying to ward off the recollection of last season and his uneven inaugural campaign as Eagles defensive coordinator, preferring to dwell on the benefits of a full offseason with his team and his system. The first public glimpse of Castillo's group came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Thursday's preseason opener, when the Eagles' first-team defense allowed a touchdown and a field goal in its only two series on the field. Castillo no longer needed to talk about what had gone wrong in 2011; he had to explain why the defense seemed to have the same issues it had last year.
SPORTS
August 13, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Juan Castillo spent nearly three weeks trying to ward off the recollection of last season and his uneven inaugural campaign as Eagles defensive coordinator, preferring to dwell on the benefits of a full offseason with his team and his system. The first public glimpse of Castillo's group came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Thursday's preseason opener, when the Eagles' first-team defense allowed a touchdown and a field goal in its only two drives on the field. Castillo no longer needed to talk about what had gone wrong in 2011; he had to explain why the defense seemed to have the same issues it had last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2012 | Steve & Mia
Q: I am into S&M — and I don't mean Steve and Mia. I am a sub, but my husband is not a dom. When we started dating five years ago, I refused to have sex until I was able to reveal myself. I told him to research it and get back to me if he was still interested. He did come back, and we had an incredible relationship for three years. Then we married and the first year was great. But over the past year he has slowly gotten rid of my sexual paraphernalia. He has pushed me into what I term vanilla sex. Initially, I gave in because it was something he needed, and since he gave me what I wanted, it was only fair.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
9-10 cups cups chopped strawberries (preferably macerated with a split vanilla bean and two cups of sugar over night) 5 cups sugar (includes sugar used during maceration step) 2 lemons, zested and juiced 2 packets of liquid pectin (that's one box total)   1. Fill your canning post two-thirds of the way with water and put on the stove to bring to a boil. 2. Put berries, sugar and lemon zest/juice in a large pot and cook over medium-high heat for about 15 minutes.
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